The Best Pants on the Ground Covers
Not since William Hung has there been a bigger “viral” American Idol audition than General Larry Platt’s Pants on the Ground, but it looks like Platt may easily become an even bigger phenomenon thanks in part to countless social networking sites and blogs. (Hard to believe William Hung came before the advent of YouTube and Twitter, isn’t it?)
Less than 24 hours since the show aired, thousands upon thousands of Pants on the Ground covers have been posted on the internet. And Neil Young even stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to sing Platt’s unexpected hit.
Okay. It’s Jimmy Fallon doing Neil Young…I wasn’t paying attention at first, and damn, I forgot about Fallon’s Neil Young because I actually had his show on last night and he almost let out Barry Gibb.
Another favorite is Season 7 contestant (and total TopIdol favorite) Alex Wagner-Trugman’s rendition:
Jesus, Truggy!!! WHY DID THEY EVER CUT YOU???
Pants on the Ground could even surpass Lady GaGa’s Poker Face in ironic/celebrity/tribute covers at this point. Hey, I’m hoping we get a Christopher Walken version by next Wednesday. That’s when you’ve really made it, you know, when Christopher Walken recites your work.
Are there any other versions of Pants on the Ground that you’re digging the day after? Post ’em. Because right now Bill Cosby is sucking on a Jello Pudding Pop and kicking himself for not thinking of this shit.
Larry Platt, I love you.